Friday, July 01, 2005

Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


Preheat oven to 375°

In a large bowl, combine turkey, spinach, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, oregano, egg whites, salt and peppers. Mix until combined and divide in half.

Press 1/2 of the turkey into an 8-inch loaf pan covered in foil. Top bottom half with cubed mozzarella cheese. Press the rest of the turkey mixture over top and press down to flatten the top. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard and with a pastry brush, brush the top of the meatloaf.

Bake about 1 hour, until top is golden and the loaf begins to pull away from sides of pan. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Serves about 6


  1. Wow this looks great... I could actually really dig this recipe. And lots of leftovers too! Do you think it would do just as good without cheese? Hummm...

  2. I often make turkey meatloaf, and your recipe looks better than mine, with the addition of the spinach and the cayenne pepper. I also will try adding mustard to the ketchup glaze next time!

    As always thanks for the yummy recipe, Joe. Your blog's new look is very nice.

  3. Chole - you could certainly try it without the cheese - but I love it!

    Andrea - Hope you get a chance to dry it! I really like the mustard in the topping.